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Lauren Greenfield
Generation Wealth

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House of Photography 30 March — 23 June 2019

The exhibition GENERATION WEALTH by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield shows today’s ubiquitous quest for status, beauty, and wealth. The show will be presented for the first time in Germany in the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen.

The documentary photographer Lauren Greenfield grew up in Venice, a rough neighborhood in Los Angeles, in the 1970s and ’80s. In the early 1990s, she began photographing children from private schools, where the social customs of privately educated Hollywood teenagers were defined and shaped by lavish parties, expensive cars, and designer handbags. Ultimately she realized that the desire for money, fame, beauty, and sexual capital has become an all-encompassing obsession for people of all ages and classes, regardless of nationality.

The exhibition GENERATION WEALTH is the result of more than 25 years of work and offers a unique view of how the search for material goods and sexual capital has evolved over time around the world. The exhibition was produced and first shown at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. The international tour will now take it to Hamburg after stops at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, and the Fotomuseum Den Haag.

The exhibition catalog Generation Wealth, published by Phaidon in the spring of 2017, garnered rave reviews and was selected as »Photography Book of the Year« by Creative Review and the London Times.

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